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Welcome to Chestnut Class

This term (Summer 2024), our enquiry project will be:

'How can a picture be worth 1000 words?'

The saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ was popularised in the 1920’s and means that a picture can convey an idea more quickly and more effectively than the written word. It may depict emotion and is open to interpretation, especially if the context is removed.

Our project this term focuses on how art, in various forms, reveals the beliefs and culture of different civilisations, especially the Ancient Egyptians and the Maya. We will explore how to ‘read’ art that tells a story, recognising that art may also be used to communicate social, political, or environmental views. In Term 6, we will also be exploring the use of film (Silverbox Kids) and stop-motion animation to tell stories through moving pictures.

Below you will find our project planner with further details about this term's learning:    

project planner chestnut t6 2024.pdf

 Our spellings this term:     

chestnut term 6 2024 rwi spellings children.pdf



Inspired by Mayan art, we have created our own modern 'wayobs' (pronounced why-obs) to show our own spirit / personality / characters. 


Social Action Project  

Year 5 have been finding out about The Guinea Pig Club (WW2 airmen that received pioneering burns treatment and reconstructive plastic surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead by Dr Archibald McIndoe.) Sadly The Guinea Pig Club no longer exists but we have been inspired to raise awareness of the challenges injured service men and women face and fundraise for them. 

We have chosen to support Hounds for Heroes who provide trained support dogs for veterans which we are very excited about!


Class reader

A Mummy Ate My Homework: 1

Our class reading book is 'A Mummy Ate My Homework' by Thiago de Moraes. 

We have adopted a lion!

As part of our whole school fundraising, each class raised enough money to adopt an animal from the WWF. We chose a lion. Meet Simba - our cuddly version of the majestic, vulnerable wild one! [Did you know there are estimated to be only 23,000 lions left in the wild?]



Term 1 Project Planner

Term 2 Project Planner

Term 3 Project Planner

Term 4 Project Planner

Term 5 Project Planner


Teaching Team


Mrs Galea - Teacher                   Mrs Francis - Teaching Assistant                   Mrs Axell - INA (Mornings)



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